On December 11, 2018, Flexiroam Limited announced that they have entered into a major agreement with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) for the inflight distribution up to total 6 million of Flexiroam’s ConnectSIM to foreign passengers of MAS. The deal, effective January 2019, will hold key importance throughout the year.
The agreement will see Flexiroam hand out more than six million ConnectSIMs to travellers on Malaysia Airlines routes throughout the Asia Pacific, as well as on flights to and from New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
It will also distribute the cards on code-share flights with OneWorld partners including American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways, as well as non-OneWorld airlines such as Air Mauritius, Bangkok Airways and Singapore Airlines.
4G data roaming
Each ConnectSIM can be used by customers as an X-microchip, SIM card or eSIM, and is preloaded with high-speed 4G data which can be used globally.
Attaching the ultra-thin ConnectSIM sticker to a passenger’s SIM card allows them to access data roaming in over 140 countries.
The Malaysia Airlines collaboration is expected to have a significant impact on Flexiroam’s network of 170,000 subscribers and users.
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“This partnership represents our first inflight distribution collaboration with a global airline,” said managing director Jef Ong.
“Malaysia Airlines’ significant customer base, combined with its wide range of code-sharing partners, will provide [us with] access to millions of global international travellers.”
This deal looks quite an interesting one for Flexiroam Limited which is a mobile network operator. It provides affordable voice and data roaming service to international travelers. Founded in 2011 and listed in 2015, It aims to offer efficient data connectivity across global territories.
In February this year, the company announced free WhatsApp services to travelers for a year. As per the latest announcement of mid-November, achieved great heights of having established 150 distribution partners across the globe.
In 2017, the company entered partnerships with Korean Air, Scoot TigerAir and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.